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Yahoo May Build Its Own YouTube 162

Posted by Soulskill
from the nine-years-and-billions-of-videos-late dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Re/code reports that Yahoo will soon be stepping into the realm of internet video. They're seeking to take advantage of complaints from users who make videos for YouTube that they don't make enough money for their efforts. Yahoo has told content producers it can get them a bigger slice of the pie. 'For now, at least, Yahoo isn't talking about replicating YouTube's open platform, which lets users upload 100 hours of content every minute to the site. Instead, it is interested in cherry-picking particularly popular, more professional YouTube fare. Yahoo has also told some video owners that it can use its well-trafficked home page and other high-profile real estate to promote their clips on a non-exclusive basis. After a year, one source inside Yahoo said, it might open the platform up further.'"
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Yahoo May Build Its Own YouTube

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  • Re:Ooh, me, me! (Score:4, Interesting)

    by flyneye (84093) on Saturday March 29, 2014 @11:06AM (#46609643) Homepage

    Yahoob! Roll a doob, squeeze her boobs, gonna veg on the intertube!
    Hey, lookout , here comes the lube, Microsoft hosting pr0n on a Bling Redtube!
    Out of the grave, here comes it sista, hosting world access TV is Alta Vista.
    Ibeen had to watch more ads, faster dates who masturbate on Iphone webcam.
    They got you hooked, you always look, youve forgotten how to read a book.
    To sit and dream and often wonder, to shit and smell and fart like thunder,
    in your hand a mangled book, those days are gone, dont be mistook.
    For now your droid does all the work and wipes your butt, while you jerk.

  • by TWX (665546) on Saturday March 29, 2014 @11:36AM (#46609791)
    Sounds to me that it's more like Blip.tv, Vimeo, or perhaps Funny or Die, than Hulu.

    I don't expect it to work because I don't expect enough content to be on it to justify my going there to look at random content when there aren't enough contributors. I generally only find myself going to non-Youtube video sites when someone sends me a link to a video that's on one of those sites, not to browse or search myself. That may well be because of their interfaces not making it as easy to find the content I want in the first place or to find like-items to what I'm currently viewing, but for whatever reason, Youtube has the content and the way to find it better than the other video sites at the moment.

    I wish Yahoo well, don't get me wrong, but we'll just have to wait and see if they actually manage to make something or if this is just another, "Me Too!" moment.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 29, 2014 @12:35PM (#46610047)

    Have they asked themselves what problem they're trying to solve? Do we really need another YouTube?

  • Re:ads (Score:0, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 29, 2014 @01:49PM (#46610427)

    Who still visits Yahoo? I stopped going there and even quit using it for my spam account when they did the whole fluffy redesign. Like slashdot, they walked away from their user base when their board said we need more ad space and a shittier looking site.

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